mHealth development for village midwives to improve the performance of the maternal health program in the babakan madang sub-district, Bogor, Indonesia

Rico Kurniawan, Kemal N. Siregar, Nimas S. Martiana, Indriana K. Wardhani

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Abstract

Maternal mortality rate is still high in Indonesia, supported by a decrease in K1 coverage. This incident often involves pregnant women who have not received services from the village midwife. An electronic application has been developed to improve the midwives’ performance; however, since their workload is extremely high, many field activities, outreach, and mapping of pregnant women have not been well carried out. Village midwives will be equipped with an electronic application (mHealth) that will also be used by health cadres so that all pregnant women in the village can be mapped. With a better data collection mechanism for pregnant women, a map could be produced in all villages and the data could produce more accurate program objectives, such as identifying pregnant women in high-risk condition and preparing a better work plan. Moreover, maternal health performance can also be known immediately in real time by stakeholders, especially by the head of the sub-district and the public health center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-986
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Maternal health
  • Midwife
  • Mobile health

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